Photo: Hurricane Katia
Hurricane Katia has become better organized to the northeast of the Lesser Antilles.
The forecast calls for continued strengthening to a major hurricane (category three or higher) as Hurricane Katia moves off to the northwest. It is still too early to determine if any land areas, including the U.S. East Coast, will be directly affected by this system.
Much of the uncertainty in the track forecast is associated with an upper-level trough, partially associated with Lee, over the eastern states later in the week. The exact orientation and postion of this trough will play a role in the steering for Katia.
Residents along the East Coast should monitor this situation closely.
Interactive map: Projected path